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Vidal Sassoon Pro Series: Sharing A Fashion Icon’s Vision With A New Generation of Women

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:47 am EST

Trendsetter. Pioneer. Famed fashion icon. Legendary hair stylist. These are just a few of the monikers given to Vidal Sassoon, the renowned London-born hairdresser. His revolutionary vision defined the hair industry as we know it today – from what it means to be a hairdresser to how women wear and care for their hair.

His revolutionary short, angular hairstyle made women feel beautiful and empowered. Sassoon’s approach had such an effect on pop culture that it helped to propel the fashion world and liberated women’s lives. With his “If You Don’t Look Good, We Don’t Look Good” belief, Sassoon launched a namesake line of hair products and  opened 32 salons and 14 training academies worldwide.

50 years since Vidal’s iconic cut inspired the fashion world, P&G is returning Sassoon’s expertise to the retail space and expanding our hair care and color portfolio with the introduction of the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series. The new color, care and styling collections are designed to provide women the inspiration and products they need to create hair styles that showcase their most effortlessly beautiful, individual, real-life style.

The line is inspired by Sassoon’s brilliance and insights from consumers, stylists, and scientists. The result? A line that preserves his legacy, ensuring that women can still benefit from his innovative approach – stylish, low-maintenance hair with products available at affordable prices in stores where women already shop, and that fit into her daily routine. Consumers will begin seeing the iconic red brand color on store shelves this month.

“We wanted to bring Vidal Sassoon’s legacy to life for a new generation with the Pro Series line,” said Walter Geiger, P&G’s Vice President and General Manager of North America Hair Care & Color. “Building on Vidal Sassoon’s unique vision that democratized beauty for all, we created a line of salon-inspired products that are affordable, accessible and inspire women to become the master of their own hair.”

The launch also signifies an important expansion for P&G Hair Care & Color portfolio and is part of an exciting year for P&G Hair Care & Color, as we expand in the mid-tier segment with Vidal Sassoon and into the super-premium segment with Pantene Expert Collection.

In addition to this product launch and in partnership with Wella, the Salon Professional division of P&G, P&G Hair Care & Color also recently announced a $1.5 million Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program to further celebrate his achievements and carry on his commitment to artistry. 

Contact:

Alissa Fitzgibbons, 513-983-5700
North America Head & Shoulders and Vidal Sassoon
fitzgibbons.al@pg.com
513-550-8265 (cell)

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